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Hillary Clinton ‘not inclined’ to run for president in 2016
Washington Post ^ | 01/30/2013 | Anne Gearan

Posted on 01/30/2013 8:21:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that she is “not inclined” to run for president in 2016 but left the door open for what is widely considered her likely return to politics after she steps down as secretary of state.

“I’m not thinking about anything like that right now,” Clinton smilingly told a questioner. “I am looking forward to finishing up my tenure as secretary of state and then catching up on about 20 years of sleep deprivation.”

Clinton, who steps down Friday as one of the best-known secretaries of state, is also among the world’s most admired women and the object of intense speculation about her future.

At the Newseum in Washington, in a wide-ranging online question-and-answer session with students from around the world, Clinton said she will write a memoir and work on causes dear to her.

That includes the cause of women in politics, she said, even as she sidestepped a question posed by a young woman in London about whether she will reprise her 2008 run for the Democratic nomination for president.

“I do want to see more women compete for the highest positions in their countries,” Clinton said, “and I will do what I can, whether or not it is up to me to make a decision on my own future. I right now am not inclined to do that, but I will do everything I can to make sure that women compete at the highest levels not only in the United States but around the world.”

Plenty of people are eager to see her run. A super PAC supporting Clinton for president in 2016, Ready for Hillary, was registered with the Federal Election Commission on Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; clinton; hillary; president

1 posted on 01/30/2013 8:21:51 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
RE: “I’m not thinking about anything like that right now,”

KEEP THOSE TWO BOLDED WORDS IN MIND BEFORE YOU HEAVE A SIGH OF RELIEF.
2 posted on 01/30/2013 8:23:43 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
It's Groundhog Day!
3 posted on 01/30/2013 8:26:31 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I predict another LISTENING TOUR coming up in 2015 or earlier...........


4 posted on 01/30/2013 8:28:31 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: SeekAndFind

What she means is she is waiting for enough people to get the bad taste of Bengahzi out of their mouths first.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 8:29:21 AM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Red Badger
Hillary Klinton “not inclined to tell the truth”
6 posted on 01/30/2013 8:30:26 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t imagine her running in 2016. I suppose it’s possible, but highly unlikely. Just considering her health at this point precludes it. Don’t get me wrong. If “they” can somehow shut down fox news and all the conservative internet sites she might have a tiny chance, but that is about it.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 8:33:33 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Must we endure 2.5 years of this phony “will she/won’t she” horseflop before she finally declares in July of 2015? I seriously cannot wait for the day when the two white trash hillbillies are no longer on the world stage.


8 posted on 01/30/2013 8:35:54 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: cuban leaf

The Hill a lush much like Ted Kennedy will be in rehab and not able to run for anything!


9 posted on 01/30/2013 8:39:22 AM PST by tiger63
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To: tiger63

To be frank, the final piece that convinced me she is done politically was the lines in the lens over her left eye. It brings home the severity of what happened to her.

Of course, that is just on top of everything else that she has “accomplished” in her career.

Bengazi will have fully baked by 2016 and ready to eat. It will be bitter.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 8:45:01 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

The Presidency will only be taken from her cold dead hands. She will run..even if she is an invalid. The press will ignore her health...no medical records will be revealed.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 8:49:37 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: SeekAndFind

Why should she run when she can ride a broom?


12 posted on 01/30/2013 8:52:06 AM PST by polkajello
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To: polkajello
The Presidency will only be taken from her cold dead hands. She will run..even if she is an invalid. The press will ignore her health...no medical records will be revealed.

.....and anyone who dares to question the state of her health will be demonized as cruel and heartless.

13 posted on 01/30/2013 9:01:39 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Oldexpat

People don’t fully grasp how different the nation is than it was four years ago. It will go through two to ten times more changes in the next four years. For starters, Obamacare will have hit. And there will be a LOT of disgruntled 47%ers. And that is assuming the world’s economy has not collapsed by then.

Either liberalism will have been outed by then or the main thing on your mind will by avoiding the mark of the beast, assuming you are still alive.

Either way, Hillary is irrelevant.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 9:02:17 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She’ll run. She’s too power-hungry. Her biggest problem, if elected, will be to keep Bubba away from the cute little gals who work in the White House.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 9:06:34 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: cuban leaf

I agree with you. Her opportunity is behind her now. Older, old, less popular, really hard to look at, and her stint as Foreign Secretary has really hurt her resume. Just as we are reading about the grooming of the fourth generation of Bushes, look for Chelsea to start easing into the limelight.


16 posted on 01/30/2013 9:07:00 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: tiger63

That too.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 9:08:36 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: Psalm 144

Yep. As I’ve seen the Chelsea stories in the news I’ve been wondering when she’s gonna run for something to get the ball rolling.


18 posted on 01/30/2013 9:10:56 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary said that she announced way too soon last time. She has said that on several occassions and her underlings have said it.

Lesson learned.

Hillary could easily wait and be drafted in, and still be a shoe-in for the nomination.


19 posted on 01/30/2013 9:16:47 AM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“I am looking forward to... about 20 years of sleep deprivation.”


20 posted on 01/30/2013 9:20:19 AM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: SeekAndFind

“is also among the world’s most admired women”

Huh? I had to do a double-take and read that twice! Surely, whoever wrote this article is out-of-touch and/or delusional.


21 posted on 01/30/2013 9:20:45 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: Red Badger

I particularly like when on her Senate “listening tour” she went to upstate N.Y. and blew smoke up those folks wazoos about how she would bring jobs to the area.
Soooo, how’d all that turn out?


22 posted on 01/30/2013 9:26:05 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary who?


23 posted on 01/30/2013 9:30:35 AM PST by fractionated
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To: SeekAndFind

Who on earth would want her for president when we have all that NEW, FRESH, YOUNG blood out there who can move on up into that position and do a REAL JOB OF LEADING this country.
She and her following just make me laugh with the entitlement mentality that oh ... she deserves to be the next preisident. The first woman. Who cares? That’s the problem with this country. The first EVERYTHING.
If the leaders would concentrate on OUR COUNTRY first and foremost instead of what they think is politically correct we would not be in this mess.
NO...she does not deserve to be president and... more importantly she is NOT QUALIFIED. Her husband was but she just followed along hanging onto those coat tails and guess what? She LOST TO BARACK OBAMA!!!
Go away hillary...don’t you realize that your time is over? You are so yesterday...you and that whole party. you are always on tv saying you won’t run... then you cackle. 2016 is a long ways away and here is your party lookign for a third term (silliness) and then promoting you. Man...you need to retire gracefully cause there will be a lot of talent who will be leaving you behind in 2016. I would go out gracefully instead of having to stand at the back of the room hoping someone will notice you.


24 posted on 01/30/2013 9:33:43 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: duckworth

Gawd tell me about it. Well over half of the people who have voted in every Presidential primary and election in their lives have never seen one without a Bush or a Clinton.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 9:41:46 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bingo. “Right now” meant that very instant, and BTW she was lying anyway.


26 posted on 01/30/2013 9:44:41 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: SeekAndFind

27 posted on 01/30/2013 10:06:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Oldexpat
The Presidency will only be taken from her cold dead hands. She will run..even if she is an invalid. The press will ignore her health...no medical records will be revealed.

I have a $100 bet going with my liberal friend that she will run for president in 2016. Crawling on broken glass will not stop her, if she is alive.

Unfortunately, I didn't include any provisos about the last part, but I will gladly part with the money if she kicks it.

28 posted on 01/30/2013 10:33:16 AM PST by Rinnwald
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To: SeekAndFind
Hillary Clinton ‘not inclined’ to run for president in 2016

She going to do it standing up straight?


29 posted on 01/30/2013 10:58:33 AM PST by pookie18 (Less than 2 years until the midterm elections...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe the bipartisan harpies of harridan-ism will find other abominations to run then.


30 posted on 01/30/2013 11:15:39 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: GreenHornet

I think you are right. She’ll run if she is alive, even if her health is worse than FDR’s was in 1944. The only thing that would stop her is if her health is so bad (Ariel Sharon/Hugo Chaves bad) that she can’t even make a few carefully stage-managed appearances. If she isn’t up to debates, the media will come up with a reason why her opponent is undeserving of being on the same stge with Her Heinous. Or she will lip-synch her replies.


31 posted on 01/30/2013 1:03:35 PM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: SeekAndFind

She has said this all before back in 2009. I remember it clearly. She said she has no interest in running. I know that she is a pathelogical liar, and she will run. In addition she will be even more humiliated in the next DNC nomination.


32 posted on 01/30/2013 7:30:32 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

She’ll do it because “the country needs me”!


33 posted on 01/30/2013 7:33:49 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Time to suspend this weasel word bullsh*t. Either she will run or she won't, and nobody will know until she announces. This speculative gossip-crap just keeps her alive when she doesn't deserve the publicity.
34 posted on 01/30/2013 7:36:24 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

At her age and with her looks this is the last chance in her life for her to play hard to get.


35 posted on 01/31/2013 5:45:11 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: GreenHornet
".....and anyone who dares to question the state of her health will be demonized as cruel and heartless."

And, she may say "look at Roosevelt, he was in a wheelchair and he was a great president"...!

Just sayin'.........

36 posted on 01/31/2013 10:38:15 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Verginius Rufus
"Or she will lip-synch her replies."

And, carry a big notebook with talking points like she did re: Benghazi questioning.

37 posted on 01/31/2013 10:45:38 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: hummingbird
".....and anyone who dares to question the state of her health will be demonized as cruel and heartless."

And, she may say "look at Roosevelt, he was in a wheelchair and he was a great president"...!

Just sayin'.........

I thought of that also. If it is physically difficult for her to travel, and to stand for long periods of time, her handlers will take a page from Roosevelt's book and carefully stage her appearances. She'll be seated as much as possible during public appearances (the explanation will be that's she's sitting because she wants a more "informal" atmosphere among the people.) They'll use video broadcasts on a big screen for "Town Hall" types of events, rather than have Hillary travel there in person. It will be explained that she can reach more people at multiple sites through this method (and she can sit down and won't have to move among the people in the hall.) They will insist that any debates be held in a roundtable setting, rather than have the candidates standing at a podium. If she appears to be fatigued or ill, it will be attributed to "an unusally warm day" or some similar explanation. They will do whatever is necessary to disguise Hillary's true condition, and the media will give their full cooperation in the ruse.

38 posted on 01/31/2013 11:30:49 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: SeekAndFind

I suspect she would be smarter running for cover, cause Bengazi stinks of High Treason. Rope Neckties are not comfortable.


39 posted on 01/31/2013 4:36:12 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: mountainlion

Last time she got inclined somebody had to pick her AND the bottle off the floor.


40 posted on 01/31/2013 4:42:57 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Oldexpat

The Presidency will only be taken from her cold dead hands.


Yes, it will. :-D


41 posted on 02/28/2014 6:15:11 AM PST by cuban leaf
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